Project Update: River Humber Pipeline

The River Humber pipeline is an important pipeline - connecting an import location for gas at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the national network – delivering gas supplies to millions of homes and businesses throughout the UK. This Iong-term project sees the construction of a replacement, high-pressure gas pipeline. Housed within a tunnel, underneath the River Humber, the pipeline will replace the existing one, which lies on the riverbed.

The project will provide the 5km tunnel and involves inserting a single string of 42” steel pipe and connecting it into the above-ground installations at Paull and Goxhill villages. This will be the longest gas pipeline in a tunnel, inserted in a single string, in the world.

Key Facts

Length of pipeline 5.4km / 3.3 miles
Diameter of pipeline 48 inches (1,220mm)
Length of pipeline tunnelled        5km / 3.1 miles
Depth of tunnel 35 metres
Width of tunnel 3-4 metres
Length of construction 35 months (approx.)
Length of time tunnelling 12 months (approx.)
Gas pressure 70 barg
Cost Upwards of £100m


This project is due to complete in 2019 and we’re excited to be recruiting for a number of roles, including, Site Engineers, Sub and Site Agents.

To find out more about any of the above roles, chat to Sean Furlong in our North region office.

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